Huckabee Incites Ire of Natalie Portman & Single Moms Everywhere

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Presidential prospect Mike Huckabee is rapidly losing ground in the single mom/Oscar winner sector. The former Governor of Arkansas is in hot water after taking a swing at Black Swan star Natalie Portman, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Benjamin Millipied.

Speaking with Fox News the 55-year-old said, "People see a Natalie Portman who boasts, 'We're not married but we're having these children and they're doing just fine.' I think it gives a distorted image. It's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out-of-wedlock children."

Referring to Natalie's 'situation' as "troubling," Huckabee continued on to generalize, "Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care."

Host Michael Medved joined in on the hating by referencing Natalie's Oscar acceptance speech, in which she gushingly thanked her fiancé for giving her "the most important role" of motherhood. Medved quipped, "[Millipied] didn't give her the most wonderful gift, which would be a wedding ring!"

On Friday Huckabee attempted to backpedal clarify his remarks with a post on his official blog:

"I was asked about Oscar-winner Natalie Portman's out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Natalie is an extraordinary actor, very deserving of her recent Oscar and I am glad she will marry her baby's father. However, contrary to what the Hollywood media reported, I did not "slam" or "attack" Natalie Portman, nor did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country.

My comments were about the statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death. That's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that society often glorifies and glamorizes the idea of having children out of wedlock."

Someone get this man a publicist, stat!

Statistics, from an informal poll made up only moments ago, show that an overwhelming majority of adults in one American household believe that Huckabee is a moron. This same sample of voters went on to say they have faith that fellow free-thinking adults will realize old wrinkly haters are not the right direction for this fine country in 2012.

The man of the house asked, "Where was Huckabee when Bristol Palin got knocked up by her teenage boyfriend?"

While the woman of the home commented, "Those women didn't impregnate themselves. Why isn't Huckabee harping on the single men out spreading their seed willy nilly and then letting their babies starve? At least the women haven't abandoned their offspring! Huckabee's own verbal diarrhea will soon enough bury this old coot's campaign aspirations. "

Despite zero attempts being made, Huckabee was not able to be reached for reply.

Who is a bigger threat to our society?

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If Mike Huckabee really wanted to make a case that single moms are "very poor, uneducated, can't get a job", then he really shouldn't have picked Natalie Portman to use for his example. She graduated from Harvard with a B.A., she's won 2 golden globes, her recent Academy Award, and has had an active acting career since she was 13yrs old. If anything, all he did was give the very BEST example of a "single mother".

Posted By ambersbbs,

^ What she said. ^

Posted By Cobanerd,

He's an idiot. Look, it's hard to argue that a *healthy* two parent household isn't better than a single parent one (due to finances, time available for the children, etc), but that doesn't mean that single moms (or dads) can't do a good job. Also, labeling all single parents as poor and uneducated is inaccurate at best. In an ideal world, children would have two parents, but this isn't an ideal world, and we should applaud single parents everywhere that make it work.

Posted By dpuryear,

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